In today’s life study, we look at the Christian walk: A walk of holiness, righteousness, and peace as we enter into the Holy of Holies in our everyday Christian life.
The tabernacle of the old testament is a marvelous picture of our experience of Christ, and is a favorite theme in the book of Hebrews. At the center of the tabernacle is the Holy of Holies. Holy, because God’s very presence is there. But, we can also be there as we will see in today’s life study of the Bible.
Hebrews (Program #47) – The Unique Way of Faith and Faith’s Definition
The bible says faith is the substance for the substantiating of the unseen things. Faith is what makes God real to us, the way our eyes make light real to us.
Today we will spend most of our time looking at the unique way of faith and the Bible’s definition of faith. And as a preface, we need to see that Hebrews opens the matter of faith to us only after the presentation of some serious warnings to Christians, to believers. What is the general point of these warnings?
Hebrews (Program #29) – The Word of Righteousness and the Word of the Beginning of Christ
If you want to mature in Christ and if you hunger for the solid food of the Word, please pay attention – this message is just for you.
The Word of God has many different titles and scripture and even more functions – it’s called the Word of Grace, the Word of Life, even the Good Word. But in Hebrews, it’s called the Word of Righteousness. This is the solid nourishing word that can bring us on to maturity.
We’re not quite halfway through this life study of Hebrews and it seems that in nearly every turn, we are challenged and even stretched by what is opened up in Hebrews. Because this book is so profound and deep, every turn it takes really challenges those of us who approaches it with still elementary understanding of God and the things of God. more…
Hebrews (Program #21) – The Remaining Sabbath Rest (4)
Hebrews chapter 6 contains a severe and solemn warning. Christians for centuries have struggled with how to apply this word of righteousness and who to apply it to. The revelation of the divine speaking on this portion will be a word you would not want to miss on today’s life study of the Bible.
Another marvelous message today dealing with the matter of Sabbath rest. To review just a little what we’ve seen regarding the Sabbath; it really is not relate to whether or not we observe this day or another day, but this altogether deals with God being satisfied in His expression.
“But you, O man of God, flee these things, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, meekness. Fight the good fight of the faith; lay hold on the eternal life, to which you were called and have confessed the good confession before many witnesses.”
That was 1 Timothy 6: 11 & 12. And the title of today’s life study of Timothy program #12 is “A man of God”.
Exodus (Program #113) – The Court of the Tabernacle (4)
There is a powerful verse in the gospel of John that says when the Spirit of reality comes, He will convict the world concerning sin, righteousness and judgment. Actually, every saved person has experienced this very thing. In fact, without this experience we will never appreciate the need for our wonderful redeeming Christ. But this same experience is described in the details of the gate of the tabernacle in Exodus.
2 Thessalonians (Program #4) – A Further Word of Encouragement
According to 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 there are three definite things that need to take place prior to the Lord’s second coming and the rapture of the church.
First, the apostasy of God’s people must occur. Then the son of perdition, the man of lawlessness, the one we call anti-Christ must raise up and be revealed. And finally, the temple in the Holy City, Jerusalem must be rebuild, because at the certain point before the visible return of Christ, this anti-Christ sits himself in the temple and exalt himself above all that is called God.
There is no single passage in the Bible gives us all the details and specific timing of the end time events. For those we need to go to many different passages in the Bible. One of the most important of which is found in Daniel chapter 9 in the Old Testament and what is known as the 70 weeks of Daniel.
Daniel 9:24 says:”Seventy weeks are apportioned for your people and for your holy city, to close the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make propitiation for iniquity, and to bring in the righteousness of the ages, and to seal up vision and prophet, and to anoint the Holy of Holies.“ Well, the 70 weeks unfold in the next few verses and we will do our best to touch them today in a brief way.
Exodus (Program #110) – The Court of the Tabernacle (1)
In ancient time, the tabernacle was God’s dwelling place on earth among His people. God’s House must always be in a sphere of righteousness. The tabernacle was surrounded by curtains of white linen and linen in the Bible always signifies righteousness. Stay with us today as we get another view of God’s House.
Our words today brings us to the outward appearance of the tabernacle. Around the whole perimeter of the tabernacle was essentially a fence that was made of curtains or hangings of white linen attached to bronze pillars. Exodus 27:9-10 “And you shall make the court of the tabernacle. On the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen, one hundred cubits long for one side; And its twenty pillars and their twenty sockets shall be of bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their connecting rods shall be of silver.” Mainly two things made up the outward appearance of the tabernacle; white linen and bronze. What are these two materials signify in typology in the Bible?
Ephesians (Program #74) -The Spirit and the Church
One of the major changes that takes place in the life of a Christian is in their mind. As unbelievers we were as Paul described in Ephesians 4, darkened in our understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance which was in us and because of the hardness of our heart.
Contrast that to the conditions of the believers that follow in Chapter 5, For you were once darkness but are now light in the Lord, walk as children of light for the fruits of the light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth. How does this transformation in our minds take place? The answer to this crucial matter is also found in Ephesians.
2 Corinthians (Program #39) – The Minister’s of the New Covenant (12)
The book of 2 Corinthians is the book of the New Testament that’s not that well known, not frequently quoted and not really that well understood. One passage however that is familiar to most believers is found in chapter 6 in verse 14, where Paul tells the Corinthians, “Do not become dissimilarly yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness?”
It’s good to consider this verse in any context but better is to consider it in the context to which it was delivered to us in the divine revelation.
Here 2 Corinthians chapter 6 is in the context of the New Testament Ministry, the ministry of reconciliation, the ministry where Paul under his commission by the Lord charges the believers in Corinth to be fully reconciled to God.